"The trust had two recent cases of Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcusaureus during the reporting period.". Staff said the maternity unit had gone through a number of positive changes since the head of midwifery’s appointment and the maternity service was continuing with an improvement plan. We will return at a later date to check on what progress has been made.”. It said steps were being taken to improve maternity services and more staff were being employed. Dr Nigel Acheson is the CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals. At the QEQM, inspectors said new maternity triage guidelines and risk assessments were not yet embedded within the service and they found concerns with the documenting of risk and escalation. Inspectors did say steps were being taken to mitigate the risk of this but the report did not specify what those steps are. They looked at the quality of maternity services in both William Harvey Hospital and the QEQM. They were focused on the needs of women receiving care. “At William Harvey Hospital, the antenatal clinic in outpatients was poorly maintained. VideoHow to spot US election disinformation. At the committee meeting on Thursday, Labour councillor Shane Mochrie-Cox called for the trust to take more responsibility for the failings, the Local Democracy Reporting Service reported. Staff worked well together for the benefit of women, advised them on how to lead healthier lives, supported them to make decisions about their care and had access to good information. Safeguarding training rates for doctors did not meet trust targets. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals worked together as a team to benefit women. If so, please let us know: comms.kentandmedway@nhs.net. At the QEQM, inspectors found there were long waits for women within the antenatal day care with one only midwife on duty during each clinic. There is also a neonatal unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital. "We will deal with whatever it is that you tell us confidentially and sensitively," he said. document.write(year); There is a delivery suite, birth centre, and special care baby unit at Darent Valley Hospital. They had a robust system to measure, monitor and analyse common causes of harm to women during pregnancy and childbirth. To fulfil this vision, we want to transform the current services across the county and we’re working with expectant and new parents to do so. 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